SRF Program

  • ACF Understanding and Responding to Stress and Trauma in the Early Years

    VEYLDF Alignment

    Item uses these practice principles: Reflective Practice, Partnerships with families, High Expectations for Every Child.

    Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

    Description

    ACF offer three training sessions relating to trauma and the early years. Each training session is a standalone session and educators can choose which ones to attend or attend all.

    Services that want all their staff to be trained together should contact the provider.

    Training sessions include:

    • Trauma Informed Approach to Support Children and Educators

    • Understanding and Exploring trauma informed practice

    • Leadership and Trauma Informed Mentoring

    Trauma Informed Approach to Support Children and Educators 

    Trauma Informed Approach to Support Children and Educators explores two themes:

    • the impact of Vicarious Trauma on educators who become overwhelmed by the trauma stories from families and children. Recognising Vicarious Trauma and how to look after self and support others.

    • understanding normal brain development and the impact of trauma on the brain and child's behaviour. The role early childhood educators play in building nurturing and supportive relationships with the child and their family.

    This session is offered online on different days and at different times to support educators to be able to attend.

    To find out more details, dates and to register please click here: https://professionals.childhood.org.au/training-development/course-details-private/?course_id=45458&course_type=w

    Understanding and Exploring trauma informed practice

    This session provides an opportunity for early childhood educators to start to think about how to support children who are affected by trauma in the early childhood space. The session provides frameworks of practice that will increase knowledge, skills and confidence to support early childhood educators to implement trauma-informed practice in the early childhood setting.

    This session is offered online on different days and at different times to support educators to be able to attend.

    To find out more details, dates and to register please click here: https://professionals.childhood.org.au/training-development/course-details-private/?course_id=62690&course_type=w

    Leadership and Trauma Informed Mentoring 

    This session will explore leadership and mentoring through a trauma informed lens. The session takes participants through the story of leadership and the different role mentoring has in the early childhood space. This session supports the sustainability of trauma informed practice in the centre by providing support for leaders and mentors.

    It will also provide an opportunity to reflect on both the mentor and mentee roles when working with families and children where there is/has been relational trauma.          

    This session is offered on different days and at different times to support educators to be able to attend.

    To find out more details, dates and to register please click here: https://professionals.childhood.org.au/training-development/course-details-private/?course_id=62692&course_type=w

    Detailed Costs

    $214.50 per person plus a 1.6% credit card surcharge.
     
    Contact provider directly for additional workshop prices.

    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: early childhood professionals.
     

    Training requirements: the workshop benefits early childhood professionals with minimal or no experience with trauma-informed practice, as well as those with more experience, who have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge.

    Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill when determining the cost of accessing this resource.

    Factors to consider: consider how staff might share new practice knowledge with others at the service, and how improved approaches or innovative ideas could be implemented across the service.  The workshop includes suggestions and ideas for sharing practice knowledge.

    Australian experience: workshops are available across Victoria and have been developed to target early childhood educators working in the Victorian context.

    Priority Area

    Wellbeing (social and emotional)

    Strength of Evidence

    Level 5 - Foundational research evidence